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  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Mystery of the Wax Museum
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Invisible Man Returns
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

Hooptober 2020: Alone in Darkness, Together in Flesh

33 films

My third attempt at a Hooptober, and this time without the help of my local theater's 24-hour horror marathon (whose…

  • Death Day
  • Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Aparajito

Theory of Film (Siegfried Kracauer, 1960)

280 films

Every film mentioned by Kracauer in his volume of realist film theory. See notes for page/context where they first appear…

  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Fishing Smacks
  • The Unchanging Sea
  • Finis Terrae
  • Drifters

Fishing Movies

29 films

The long and weirdly coherent history of (mostly documentary or doc-adjacent) dirty fisherman movies about labor and the world.

  • The Queen of Spades
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Last Warning
  • The Man Who Laughs
  • The Wolf Man

Hooptober 2019: Dream Irruptions and Flesh Anomalies

36 films

For my second Hooptobering the guiding principle is "pleasure": dreams of the aberrant body and weird subterranean upswells, following a…

  • The Haunted Hotel
  • The Haunted Castle
  • The Bewitched Inn
  • The Haunted Castle
  • The Inn Where No Man Rests

Before Mickey: The Animated Film 1898–1928 (Donald Crafton)

79 films

[Crafton, Donald. Before Mickey: The Animated Film 1898–1928 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).]

Listing all films mentioned in this…

  • The Gold Spider
  • La secta de los misteriosos
  • El bandido de la sierra
  • The Cursed Village
  • Fair of the Dove

Cine Español

41 films

A corrective trip through the film history of one the places I am from. Coverage of every decade. Unavoidable auteur…

  • The Airship Destroyer
  • The Madness of Dr. Tube
  • L'Inhumaine
  • Things to Come
  • Adventures of Captain Marvel

Futures Past (2019 Edition)

40 films

Getting up to speed on other multiverse timelines, this time with a bent towards previously neglected-by-me realms of Hollywood kitsch…

  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • The Revenge of Frankenstein
  • Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
  • The Blood Beast Terror

Hooptober 2018: Blood Beasts of the Greater Midwest

31 films

First formal Hooptobering, now that I 1) have a proper TV and 2) no longer live in New York (where…